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Joe Girard Milwaukee (Headquarters)

10000 W Innovation Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226



Email: joseph.girard@wipfli.com

Joe Girard

Sr. Business Developer

With over 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Joe Girard leverages his skills and experience to lead, advise, and consult with his clients.  Today, he fosters the growth of the firm’s tax and audit clients by offering additional services geared toward their operational success.  Joe has guided manufacturing companies of all sizes and types through all facets of operational excellence and sales growth.  He has a passion for and is fiercely focused on helping manufacturers become more strategic and operationally efficient to support their growth initiatives.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) - Past member
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin - Past consultant
  • Fox Valley Manufacturing Association - Past president and vice president
  • Moraine Park Technical College fabrication and welding programs - Past advisory board member

Areas of Focus

  • Business strategic planning
  • Manufacturing operational and business dashboards
  • Digital Manufacturing/Industry 4.0
  • Lean/Sigma improvement events
  • Plant layout and optimization




University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Master of business administration degree
Marian College
  • Bachelor of business administration degree in operations management
University of Wisconsin
  • Lean University program certificate